According to The Hollywood Reporter, Gwyneth Paltrow is set to star in “Blood, Bones, & Butter,” an adaptation of chef Gabrielle Hamilton’s memoir. This is great for Paltrow, who did a PBS cooking show with Mario Batali and had a cookbook published under her name. Of course she’s supposed to be a vegan so the blood, bones, and butter part might be unfamiliar to her. Then again, this is probably intended to show us how hard core and down to earth she really is.
Here is a description of Hamilton’s acclaimed book, courtesy of Amazon:
Before Gabrielle Hamilton opened her acclaimed New York restaurant Prune, she spent twenty hard-living years trying to find purpose and meaning in her life. Blood, Bones & Butter follows an unconventional journey through the many kitchens Hamilton has inhabited through the years: the rural kitchen of her childhood, where her adored mother stood over the six-burner with an oily wooden spoon in hand; the kitchens of France, Greece, and Turkey, where she was often fed by complete strangers and learned the essence of hospitality; Hamilton’s own kitchen at Prune, with its many unexpected challenges; and the kitchen of her Italian mother-in-law, who serves as the link between Hamilton’s idyllic past and her own future family—the result of a prickly marriage that nonetheless yields lasting dividends. By turns epic and intimate, Gabrielle Hamilton’s story is told with uncommon honesty, grit, humor, and passion.
Hamilton is not exactly a glamorous type, which means Paltrow can demonstrate her ability to be “plain.” Have I made it clear I don’t like this casting?
Paltrow is currently filming “Iron Man 3.” The producers of “Blood, Bones, & Butter” don’t have a director yet and have the project out to writers.